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Emil Zátopek

The Czech sporting elite includes numerous famous personalities whose achievements during the Olympic Games gained worldwide attention. The top watched sporting events won by Czech medallists include Věra Čáslavská (gymnastics), Martina Navrátilová (tennis), Jan Železný (javelin throw), Aleš Valenta (acrobatic skiing) or Martina Sáblíková (speed skating) who all helped to build up the Czech Republic’s image as sport superpower. However, there is one legend honoured for remarkable accomplishments that stand out above all others – Emil Zátopek. By single-handedly redrawing the boundaries of his sport, Zátopek became the greatest runner of the 20th century.

 
 
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The best office building is in Prague

Prague can boast yet another primacy. This time, the city gained the first place in the architectonic competition MIPIM…

 
 
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GRATIAS AGIT Award 2012

On 1 June 2012 in Czernin Palace, the first vice-premier and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic…

 
 
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Pavel Janák (1882–1956)

Pavel Janák, a modernist, designer and theoretician, was one of the most significant Czech architects of the first half…

 
 
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Conference “Culture and Diplomacy”

On Thursday, April 19, 2012 a conference “Culture and Diplomacy” takes place at the seat of the Ministry of…

 
 
Tradition
 
 

Lomnice Biscuits

Lomnice Biscuits are traditional pastry goods named after their place of origin, the town of Lomnice nad Popelkou. They…

 
 
Lifestyle in the Czech Republic
 
 

Traditional Czech producers of musical…

The Czech production of musical instruments has a very long history and is characterised by high quality. Czech brands…

 
 
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Josef Škvorecký (1924–2012)

Josef Škoverecký was an internationally renowned writer, essayist and translator and one of the most significant Czech…

 
 
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Population census in the Czech Republic…

The population of the Czech Republic is now bigger than in 2001 due to foreigners. In 2001, the population of the CR…

 
 
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UNESCO Intangible Heritage – Shrovetide…

Inscription to the UNESCO World Heritage List is an honour for any monument or tradition. It confirms its uniqueness…

 
 
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Czech fashion designers

Although the Czech Republic is not exactly a country renowned for fashion, Czech fashion designers do have much…

 
 
 
 
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